For the 2021-22 school year, breakfast and lunch are available at no cost to all students through a waiver provided by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Each student can receive one free breakfast and one free lunch each school day. School menus are available on the division website each month. The website also includes a link to MySchoolBucks, so parents can add money to a student's meal account for á la carte purchases.
Students enrolled in Virtual Virginia or are home schooled will be provided with a five day meal bag once a week. Meals for those students can be picked up on Tuesdays, between 9:30 – 9:45 a.m., at the student’s zoned school. Families who meet the qualification of being virtual or home schooled and wish to participate in the meal bag offering, should make arrangements by calling 757-898-0492 or by emailing Meals@ycsd.york.va.us.
Questions about food services or meal distribution can call 757-898-0468 or email Meals@ycsd.york.va.us.
Households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or children who are homeless, migrant, runaway, or foster children automatically qualify for free meals. Families have the same status as the prior year (up to 30 days after school beings) until a new, completed application is received. Applications are available on the division website and in school offices.
Did you know that applying for the Free and reduced Meals Programs has more benefits that simply food? Filling out the form not only ensures YCSD receives certain federal funding to support students’ education needs, more importantly it allows eligible students to receive waivers or discounts on the following: